I bought Poison'd a while ago as pdf, and always thought of it as an ashcan. However, I'm beginning to think I'm mistaken. Does anyone know if this was released as an Ashcan initially, and if so, what changes are there between this and the current version?
Also, for those that've played it a lot, how do you find the gathering of Xs works in play? I've only played in part of one game and it came off very stilted, with players coming up with conflicts solely to earn some Xs so the kick some arse later on. Is this others' experience, or is it a bit like 3:16: the rules read very mechanistic, like a simple boardgame, but when you play the roleplaying comes up sort of spontaneous out of the situations the characters find themselves in?